This cemetery is located inside the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, Indiana on 17th Street. The site is surrounded by a dry-stack (mortarless) stone fence and is heavily wooded.
Because there are so many trees inside the cemetery, the leaves on 11/29/97 were at least ankle deep. Nevertheless, Caldwell Cemetery was still lovely, the stones seeming to sprout from the sea on brown, dry leaves.
There are no Caldwells buried here; the persons buried here are named LUTZ and PRATHER. (Caldwell was the name of the property owner circa 1940 when the property was acquired by the federal government for the purpose of constructing the ammunition plant.)
The following is an index of Caldwell Cemetery that I abstracted in 1996, which has been supplemented by the efforts of Jeanne Burke during our 11/29/97 tour of the ten cemeteries inside the Plant:
. . . . BOTTORFF Elizabeth Lutz (dau- ghter of David & Catherine Lutz; wife of John Bottorff) b. 12/27/1805 d. 09/24/1866 BOTTORFF John, husband of Elizabeth Lutz Bottorff b. 08/06/1802 d. 10/07/1854 LUTZ Andrew Jackson (14 yr., 4 mos., 3 days) b. 11/13/1829 d. 03/16/1844 LUTZ B. F. (Lieut.; son of George Lutz) b. 09/06/1834 d. 04/18/1862 LUTZ Catharine (64 yrs., 9 mo., 9 days; wife of David Lutz) b. 03/09/1778 d. 12/18/1842 LUTZ David (59 yrs, 11 mo., 29 days) b. 09/27/1773 d. 09/22/1832 LUTZ David B. (son of John & Barbary Lutz; 21 yrs., 5 mos., 24 days) b. 1831 d. 3/19/1853 LUTZ George b. 09/12/1810 d. 10/02/1896 LUTZ Henry (son of David & Catharine Lutz) b. 04/30/1800 d. 09/27/1864 LUTZ Henry Marion (age 17 years, 3 mos., 3 days) b. 11/14/1831 d. 02/17/1848 LUTZ Jennings (aged 6 years, 5 mos.) b. 12/15/1835 d. 05/15/1842 LUTZ Samantha b. 07/15/1847 d. 08/16/1868 LUTZ Sarah Royer (wife of George Lutz) b. 02/14/1806 d. 02/20/1888 PRATHER Catherine Lutz (dau- ghter of David & Catherine Lutz; wife of Sion Prather) b. 12/12/1812 d. 04/23/1887 PRATHER Sion William, husband of Catherine Lutz Prather; son of Judge Samuel Prather and Edith Ann ("Edey") Holman; grandson of Basil William Prather and Clorender (Chlorinda) Robertson b. 10/01/1810 d. 11/23/1862 PRATHER Edy Catherine (4 yrs., 4 mos., 24 days; dau- ghter of Sion & Catherine Prather) b. 1839 d. 05/10/1843
UNKNOWN Infant daughter of ???? d. 1836 Sarah J. _______I have no further information on this cemetery. Additional information on this site may be available from the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130, telephone: (812) 285-5635.
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